Utah Centennial Studies


Simple Gifts...Personal Contributions To Utah Packet A


Simple Gifts - the Shaker Song

'Tis the gift to be simple
'tis the gift to be free.
'tis the gift to come down,
where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves
in the place just right
'twill be in the valley
of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,
to bow and to bend
we shan't be ashamed,
to turn, turn will
be our delight,
'til by turning, turning
we come round right.